Motivation for me to play more sports for the rest of my life will come from here:
Did you know that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was a member of the Wellesley College swimming and diving team? Or that Vera Wang, CEO of the fashion design company that bears her name, was an Olympic-caliber figure skater? Were you aware that Jan Leschley, former CEO of pharmaceutical giant Smithkline Beecham, was once the 10th-ranked men’s tennis player in the world? How about the fact that eBay’s chief exec, Meg Whitman, played collegiate lacrosse and squash at Princeton? Or that U.N. Secretary General Kofi-Annan ran track and played soccer at Macalester College?
I have a strong belief that the skills and qualities people learn from playing sports are many of the same that develop leaders capable of achieving greatness in professional life: Dedication and hard work, resilience in the face of adversity, decision-making under pressure, confidence, optimism, balancing stress and recovery, honest and direct communication, establishing a clear vision and setting goals, commitment to excellence, a focus on team success, and leadership that inspires others.
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